Miss Oktoberfest

Miss Oktoberfest is one of the most requested ambassadors for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. She reigns for a full year, from September 28, 2018, to September 27, 2019, and is especially busy from October 1, 2018, to October 13, 2018, during the Oktoberfest festival. Dressed in traditional German tracht and the classic crown and sash, Miss Oktoberfest is a welcoming and recognizable face greeting Oktoberfesters who travel from all over the world to take part in the festivities. Above all things, Miss Oktoberfest is a public speaker, a leader, and a strong relationship builder connecting regularly with media personalities, politicians, and festers alike.

In addition to representing Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest during the festival, the Miss Oktoberfest role gives young women living in and around Kitchener-Waterloo a unique leadership position within the community. As we mentioned, Miss Oktoberfest reigns all year long. After the busyness of October comes to an end, we love to help our Miss Oktoberfest to find meaningful ways to engage in the community that helps to highlight their unique skills, strengths, and experiences. We are interested in meeting women who are engaged in the community in exceptional and exciting ways.

How do I run for Miss Oktoberfest?

Any candidate interested in running for Miss Oktoberfest must submit an application no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. For two weeks, successful candidates will attend sponsored events around the community. During this time candidates will interact with the each other, major Oktoberfest sponsors, Oktoberfest officials (the president of the festival, Miss Oktoberfest Committee, etc.), and our team of Miss O judges. Also during those weeks, candidates will sit for a series of interviews with our judges. The successful candidate will be determined based on their success in the interviews. There will be no bathing suit or talent act required (#2017).

On Friday, September 28, 2018, a select number of participants will attend the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball where the successful candidate will be crowned and her experience will begin.

Who may run for Miss Oktoberfest?

    1. Participant’s age as of September 28, 2018, must not be less than 19 years or more than 28 years.
    2. Participant must currently not be married or have a child.
    3. Participant must have completed High School or equivalent.
    4. Must reside within an 80 km radius of Kitchener-Waterloo.
    5. A select number of participants will be required to attend the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball.


* Requirement #2 can be a sticky one. We require that a woman is single and without children because of the time demands of the role. We respect all Mothers and married women, but if you ask any former Miss O they will tell you that managing yourself and the role is enough responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns about this rule, please reach out to the Miss O committee.

What needs to be included with my application?

    • A completed 2018 application form  2018 APPLICATION FORM
    • A recent quality photograph
    • A sponsor logo (jpeg or EPS 300 DPI) (may not be applicable for individual sponsorships)
    • Entry fee of $350 + HST (more info on this below)


Corporate/Individual Sponsorship Entry Fee (non-refundable): $350 + HST
Sponsorship will include:

    • Presentation of company logo
    • Program recognition
    • Verbal exposure throughout the evening of the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball


We would appreciate receiving your entry as soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 7, 2018.